Sunday, July 25, 2010

Picture Perfect Uterus

Wow! What a week! I don't even know where to begin. Lets start with how airports stress me out! When we left Nashville everything was fine. The plane was on time and everything was honky dory. Unfortunately there are no direct flights from Nashville to Minneapolis so we had a layover in Chicago. When we got to Chicago we found out that our plane was going to be 2 hours late!! Grrr! And then it wasn't going to be late. And then it was going to be late. And then it wasn't going to be late. You get the idea. It seemed like every 5 seconds they were changing their minds! Finally I get a text from Southwest saying that we had a gate change and they were using another plane for our flight to Minneapolis and we left on time!! Why the fiasco? I don't know. I told Jon it was probably because the other plane was missing the left philangie!! Hehe! So in the end of the day we got to Minneapolis on time. Angie and Nate picked us up at the airport and we went home and ate lasagna! Yummm!

On Monday we had an early morning. Jon and I had an MMPI test to take at 8:30 in the morning. The MMPI is a 570 question, true or false, personality test. They let Jon and I take it in the same room together. It took us an hour and a half to take it and we were laughing almost the whole time! It kept asking us a lot of the same questions over and over again like "Do you want to kill your mother"? and "Would you like to become a race car driver"? "Are you possessed by the devil"? "Do you like cupcakes"?

After, Jon and I had an appointment with they psychologist, which got a little personal but it was ok. Then Nate, Angie, Jon and I had an appointment together. We pretty much talked about our plans throughout the entire process. She wanted to make sure that we would be on the same page about everything. She gave us some scenarios I didn't even think of, things that probably won't ever happen, just to make sure we would be in agreement on how to handle them.

We got out of our appointment at about 1pm. We went home and Jon and I took a nap! We haven't done that in a very long time! In fact we took a nap everyday we were there! It was heavenly.

Tuesday was Mall of America Day!! Woo hoo! The theme park inside was really cute! It was Nickelodeon themed. Nevaeh would have loved it. We ended up not riding any of the rides like I thought we would because it was more for kids than we thought. I have plans to hopefully take Nevaeh with me next time though and take her to do all that stuff. Mostly we just walked around the mall. I shopped at H&M, my favorite store! We don't have one in Nashville. We ate at Chipotle for lunch, which they also don't have in Nashville. And we shopped a little at the Disney Store, apparently Nashville doesn't have anymore either! Come on Nashville! We have some catching up to do!


Your Backyard Friends The Backyardigans

Food Court


The Spongebob Statue

Good times. Next time I will bring Nivy with me and it will be even more fun!

Back to business. Wednesday morning I had a meeting with Dr. Campbell, the IVF doctor. It wasn't very long. He just went through the procedure with us. We met with Dawn, his nurse, next. That was a much longer meeting. She once again started going through the process with us and then she asked "Ok, are you ready for your injection training"? I thought we were going to practice on a pin cushion. Then she said "Nope. your going to do it to yourself"! My palms instantly began to sweat! She gave me the needle and showed me how to do it. It took me a good 10-20 minutes to actually go through with it. Every time I was about to do it I would chicken out! But I finally did it. It wasn't as bad as I was afraid it was going to be and I think I will be able to handle it when it comes time to start the shots.

Jon did his injection training next. Jon had to have injection training because he has to give me the progesterone shots in my rear end! The good news is before they were going to give me a 2 inch needle but when they saw how small I am they decided they would give me the 1 inch needle instead.  The bad news is the needle is really big around since the progesterone is in sesame oil. Dawn said the worst part won't be the needle going in, it will be the oil distributing once its injected. She said I will probably be sore for a while. She gave Jon a pin cushion to practice on. He was practically stabbing the thing! It made a popping noise every time he did it. I did not like the sound of that! I'm like "Are you sure he's doing that right"? She said yes and that if he does it correctly, I would not feel a thing. We'll see! 

Next was the saline infused sonogram and the trial transfer. It was not painful at all. It only took about 5-10 minutes. Very easy. It was pretty much a vaginal sonogram. Dr. Campbell said the actual transfer would be even quicker and easier than that. He also said that my uterus was picture perfect and he doesn't expect any problems to come at all! He seemed very excited about it. He used the term "Picture Perfect Uterus" a couple of times! He said it will probably be very easy to get an embryo to attach

That evening Nate and Angie took us out for sushi and it was delicious! I love sushi and once I'm pregnant I'm not going to get to eat as much of it so I filled up!. 

Thursday we headed back home and the return of my airport anxiety returned! This time our flight from Minneapolis to Chicago was late! I think the pilot was just a slow poke! We took off about 45 minutes late. By the time we landed in Chicago we had 10 minutes to get to our next gate. They were boarding our line when we got there. The security guard pissed me off because she stopped us before we boarded and wanted to see our i.d.'s and boarding passes. She said "Next time don't be late and I won't have to do this'! I said "I can't help it if my last plane was 45 minutes late"! Whatever, we made it!

So our next step is to get everything finalized with the legal contract. I have an appointment with my lawyer next week. Once we get that taken care of, we have to get a copy of it to Dr. Campbell and I think that is when we order the hormones and start the injections. Good times!!